Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC

Insurance Defense & Coverage

Insurance Defense

A substantial portion of our firm’s practice involves the legal representation of insurance carriers and/or their policyholders/insureds, either directly or through third-party administrators/servicing agents.  That representation is sometimes preventative, but we are also available to assist at all stages of a claim from inception to resolution by settlement, trial, or, when necessary, by appeal.  On some occasions, we are representing only the insurer itself on coverage-related matters.  This can include advisory matters, such as coverage analyses or opinions or whether to defend an insured pursuant to a “reservation of rights.”  In some cases, this may involve filing petitions in court for declaratory judgment to determine whether a particular incident or claim is covered by the policy, or it may involve defending so-called “bad faith” litigation against the insurer for failing to settle, pay, and/or otherwise cover a claim.  

From pre-suit investigations to hearings before administrative agencies and tribunals, to regulatory proceedings, to jury trials and appeals, and for everything in between, we stand ready and able to offer effective strategies and solutions to expedite claims to successful, expedient resolutions.